Grateful Web Book Club & Review "Ten Little Indians"

Original title: Ten Little Niggers

Translated in Dutch: Tien Kleine Negertjes

Author: Agatha Christie

She lived from 1890 until 1976. She is known as the Queen of Crime. More than 5OO million copies of her books were sold all over the world. She wrote novels, short stories, and plays. Famous fictional "creations" of her are Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence. She wrote romantic novels under her pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and non-fiction as well.  More information can be found at the following website.

Short summary:

In this book, ten people travel to a lonely island, after they received an invitation from an acquaintance (different person for each individual). Once on the island, they get killed one by one. Very soon, it is clear that the murderer is one of them. But who is it? As time passes by, the tension between those who are still alive, is getting more and more palpable…

Our comments on the book:

-     It is the first time I read a book of Agatha Christie (shame on me) and I must say, I really understand now why people like to read her books. She knows how to captivate her readers. In this book, only at the end, it becomes clear who the murderer is. I really love that.

-     The book is written in a flowing style, and it is easy to visualize the situations described, which makes the reading even more agreeable.

-     It is a perfect book to take with you on vacation: not too thick, so easily to carry along, and very exciting.

-     I will read more books of her for sure!

Other books of this author we read and recommend:

-     Death comes at the end (En het einde is de dood)

-     Hallowe'en party (De versierde bezemsteel)

-     By the pricking of my thumbs (De pop in de schoorsteen)

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